I will be arriving a couple of days early in Boston before SBL. I had hoped there were good sessions, if not on Thursday evening, then perhaps on Friday – I guess I was wrong! I didn’t see anything really interesting until Institute for Biblical Research on Friday evening. Oh well.
I have decided to try and make it to a theological library to do a bit of research (specifically looking for some of those things that we do not have at Durham -which is quite a lot!). FYI – the Boston Public Library is quite close to the Hynes Convention Center and has a decent theological section. But, even better is the Boston University Theology Library which is a short trip via the metro (it is four short stops on the Green Line, a five minute journey I expect). Or, you could walk (in the bitter cold). To warm up, I highly recommend a coffee from Dunkin’ donuts (I am serious) and a Boston Creme doughnut (with chocolate icing and custard filling). BU’s theology library is open to any visitors from 8AM-9PM.
I will be there all day Thursday and perhaps for a bit on Friday.